MADISON, Delete. (WMTV) – After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Casting For Kids fishing tournament returned to Madison.
Casting For Kids was organized and founded by Mark Osiecki, UW-Madison’s head coach, and donates all of his net proceeds to American Family Children’s Hospital and UW Carbone Cancer Center.
“It’s all about awareness. I was just on the lake and talked to two boats in a row, they said how grateful they are to be separated from this. Osiecki said from the shores of Lake Waubesa in McFarland.
“It’s not about catching the fish, it’s more about raising awareness of the American Family Children’s Hospital and UW Carbone Cancer Center. Difficult things have affected so many different people and to raise that awareness, raise those funds to get it back, that’s what it’s all about. “
A total of 65 boats have signed up for the tournament this year with entry fees and proceeds from a live and online auction, all going to local causes.
The event has raised $ 200,000 so far and the online auction will run through May 30, where items such as one of Mark Johnson’s or Christian Yelich’s signed and framed jerseys to bid on.
You can donate or bid on casting4kids.com.
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